28 Foods Named After People, Revealed by Mental Floss’s John Green (Video)

Find out the origins behind "nachos", "eggs Benedict", "Melba toast", and more.

Do you know the origin of the name eggs Benedict? Turns out, the brunch staple was created after Wall Street stock broker Lemuel Benedict drank some tequila, ended up with a hangover, wandered into the Waldorf Hotel, and asked for a plate of English muffins topped with poached eggs, ham, and Hollandaise sauce. We bet you’re similarly unaware that melba toast was named after Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba.

Watch Mental Floss‘s John Green break down 28 foods named after real people—including nachos, German chocolate cake, and boysenberries—in this truly informative video.

[via Grubstreet]

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